Digital Health

Digital interventions to improve the care of people with long-term conditions, health outcomes, patient experience and healthcare efficiency

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Theme Focus

Implementing and evaluating digital tools that have these objectives.

Theme Objectives

  • Evaluate the impact of the NHS and PHE digital health transformation programmes, including its effect on existing services and on health inequalities.

  • Build in citizen participation as a fundamental tenet of the digital health theme, including proactive discussions about information governance.

  • Development of standards for the development and evaluation of digital health interventions, including generation of academic consensus.

  • Evaluate the clinical decision support system for optimising prescribing in NW London, moving towards a personalised medicine approach.

  • Develop academic-practice-community-industry partnerships to progress digital health innovation in NWL, building on previous success.

Theme Projects

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Digital alerting to improve sepsis detection and patient outcomes in NHS Trusts.

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NHS APP Evaluation

In collaboration with ARC Oxford and Thames Valley, £650k funding has been secured to evaluate the NHS App

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Evaluating Impact of NHS Patient Portal

PhD Doctorial evaluating the impact of the NHS patient portal system on health service delivery and patient outcomes, focussing on patients with diabetes using national data.